Socialite sued in fraud case | AspenTimes.com

Socialite sued in fraud case

Joel Stonington

A New York woman facing four felony fraud charges in Pitkin County is being sued by the victim. Glenda Chesshir, 46, is accused of swindling Aspenite Carole Schutter out of nearly $120,000. Chesshir allegedly claimed to be a wealthy heiress and hedge fund manager of DCG Global Holdings. Now Schutter is seeking at least three times the amount allegedly stolen from her by Chesshir.On March 7, 2003, Schutter wired Chesshir $50,000; on June 18, Schutter wired three additional payments to Chesshir totaling $62,800. According to Schutter, none of the money she sent to Chesshir was ever invested and when Schutter asked for her money back, she received bad checks. Chesshir was arrested in late July at a charity event for Sept. 11 victims she was chairing in the Hamptons. The $200-a-ticket party, “Lobsters, libations and live music surfside under the stars,” benefited children of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.Chesshir is free on a $6,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in 9th District Court in Aspen on Oct. 26. No court date has been set for the civil case, which was filed Monday.Schutter is seeking seven claims for relief in the lawsuit, including the price of a 1958 bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild which was consumed, allegedly without consent. Chesshir has a history of money problems in Aspen. She was charged with felony fraud in 1990; the charges were dismissed after four years. That case was brought by 10 parties including Alpine Hardware, Curious George and City Market. She was also sued in Pitkin County four times during the ’80s and ’90s, though those records have been destroyed. Joel Stonington’s e-mail address is jstonington@aspentimes.com